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69 Your Power- Collaboration, The Why, How, and When with Michael Neuendorff

Mindfulness Manufacturing

Release Date: 07/13/2022

74 How Manufacturing Leaders Can Prepare for the Tech-Driven Future with Kate O’Neil show art 74 How Manufacturing Leaders Can Prepare for the Tech-Driven Future with Kate O’Neil

Mindfulness Manufacturing

As manufacturing becomes more reliant on machines, automation, and other emerging forms of technology, human leadership is more important than ever. To learn more about the best practices for leadership in a technology-driven world, I brought in “tech humanist” and technology expert Kate O’Neil. As the founder and CEO of KO Insights, Kate helps organizations create meaningful strategies for balancing human experiences and the tech-driven future. In this podcast, she shares some of her favorite tips for how manufacturing leaders can find the brightest possible futures for themselves and...

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73 Six Steps to 73 Six Steps to "Think and Grow Rich" with Ann McNeill

Mindfulness Manufacturing

In his 1937 book Think and Grow Rich, author Napoleon Hill breaks down six steps leaders can take to increase their wealth and success. After reading his book, I knew I had to talk to someone who could take his classic advice and turn it into lessons for modern manufacturing leaders—and I knew Ann McNeill would be just the person! Ann is the president of MCO Construction Services and MCO Consulting, and the founder of the National Association of Black Women in Construction. She’s also an accomplished public speaker and the founder of the International Mastermind Association, which helps...

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72 Reaching From the Heart: Stories for Improving Diversity and Inclusion with guest Reggie Davis show art 72 Reaching From the Heart: Stories for Improving Diversity and Inclusion with guest Reggie Davis

Mindfulness Manufacturing

When it comes to improving diversity and inclusion in your manufacturing workplace, it’s not always an easy road! Creating a more diverse environment can mean having difficult conversations—with yourself and others—about issues like unconscious bias, unintentional divides, and how employees with different views can support each other. Luckily, Reggie Davis is here to help! Reggie is the founder and CEO of Uplift Coaching and Consulting, where he helps organizations improve equity and promote unity. In this powerful and candid podcast, he breaks down some of the common diversity issues...

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71 Bringing Brain Power to the Manufacturing Floor with Dr. John B. Molidor show art 71 Bringing Brain Power to the Manufacturing Floor with Dr. John B. Molidor

Mindfulness Manufacturing

In manufacturing, so much revolves around our brains. How we use our brain (and how well we take care of it!) can have a huge impact on many factors on the manufacturing floor, from how we communicate with our teams to how we budget our time. To gain a better understanding of the brain’s role in leadership, I welcomed Dr. John B. Molidor onto the podcast! Dr. John is the CEO and president of the Brain Based Leadership Institute and professor emeritus at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. In this episode, he shares some key details about brain structure and why people...

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70 Say No to “Stuff” and Other Secrets from Improving Your Speaking with Patricia Fripp show art 70 Say No to “Stuff” and Other Secrets from Improving Your Speaking with Patricia Fripp

Mindfulness Manufacturing

Stuff, things, literally, simply . . . how often do you use these words when communicating with your team? “Naughty words” like these might be popping up in your speaking more often than you think, as I quickly learned during this week’s podcast with Patricia Fripp! As an executive speech coach, Hall of Fame keynote speaker, and the first female president of the National Speakers Association, Patricia knows all the secrets for how manufacturing leaders can improve their speaking skills and find the magic words for inspiring action, creating well-crafted communications, and showcasing the...

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69 Your Power-  Collaboration, The Why, How, and When  with Michael Neuendorff show art 69 Your Power- Collaboration, The Why, How, and When with Michael Neuendorff

Mindfulness Manufacturing

With the rise of artificial intelligence and new types of technology coming out every year, the manufacturing industry could be on the verge of some big changes—and the technology hub of San Francisco could be at the center of it all. That’s why I’m so excited to have my friend and San Francisco-based executive coach Michael Neuendorff on this week’s podcast. Michael is the president of Bay Area Executive Coach, and brings some great insights on how manufacturing industry leaders can learn from others, improve their collaborative mindsets, and ask the right questions for reaching...

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68 Your Employees Aren't Batteries: Growing Your Mindset to Show People They Matter with Josh Levin show art 68 Your Employees Aren't Batteries: Growing Your Mindset to Show People They Matter with Josh Levin

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At Empowered Electric in Kanas City, Missouri, it’s all about people! That’s why I was so excited to welcome Empowered Electric CEO Josh Levin onto the podcast to talk about all the unique and amazing ways he puts his people over profit. In this high-energy conversation, Josh talks about how leaders in the construction industry and beyond can practice accountability, harness their passion, and focus on their organization’s culture to create an environment that encourages their team to show up. 0:37 – In some organizations, people are treated like batteries, which can be easily used and...

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67 Growing Employees into Family: 3 Tips for Using Connection and Empathy, P2 with Ziggy Blondeel and Ronny Ledoux show art 67 Growing Employees into Family: 3 Tips for Using Connection and Empathy, P2 with Ziggy Blondeel and Ronny Ledoux

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Welcome to part two of my podcast with my father Ziggy Blondeel and his long-term team member Ronny Ledoux, who are sharing the stories and secrets they’ve learned over the many years they’ve worked together at Ziggy’s business, Blondeel Nursery. In this continuation of their conversation, Ronny and Ziggy talk more about they’ve built and maintained a successful connection, plus share how leaders across all industries can use trust and respect to create positive, productive workplaces where employees want to do their best possible work. 2:05 – When an issue arises, approach it with...

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66 Over 40 Years of Lessons and Connections, P1 with Ziggy Blondeel and Ronny Ledoux show art 66 Over 40 Years of Lessons and Connections, P1 with Ziggy Blondeel and Ronny Ledoux

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A great working relationship can last a lifetime! Just ask my father Ziggy Blondeel and Ronny Ledoux, the guests of this week’s podcast. Ronny has been an employee with Ziggy’s nursery business for over 40 years, and the two of them came onto the podcast to share the lessons they’ve learned together about handling conflict, building respect, and creating long-lasting connections. 2:30 – What can leaders do to retain their employees for a long time? 3:25 – Respect plays a big role in building strong relationships 4:30 – In times of disagreement, look for common ground 8:40 –...

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65 How Leaders Make Employees Their Family with Paul Younes show art 65 How Leaders Make Employees Their Family with Paul Younes

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During a recent visit to Kearney, Nebraska, I had the pleasure of staying at a property run by , where I observed how friendly and motivated all the staff members were, from the housekeeping staff to the employees at the front desk. To learn more about this positive environment, I spoke with owner Paul Younes, who shared some amazing insights about fostering employee relationships, creating a supportive workplace, and how leaders can learn to really treat their employees like family. 1:00 – The manufacturing industry can learn a lot from the hospital industry 1:20 – When everyone on the...

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With the rise of artificial intelligence and new types of technology coming out every year, the manufacturing industry could be on the verge of some big changes—and the technology hub of San Francisco could be at the center of it all. That’s why I’m so excited to have my friend and San Francisco-based executive coach Michael Neuendorff on this week’s podcast. Michael is the president of Bay Area Executive Coach, and brings some great insights on how manufacturing industry leaders can learn from others, improve their collaborative mindsets, and ask the right questions for reaching creative, actionable solutions.

00:30 – “Seek to understand, then to be understood.” – Stephen Covey

2:48 – To stay curious in the workplace, adopt a “student’s mind”

3:09 – Even if it’s your tenth or twentieth year on the job, there is still something you can learn today

3:27 – As long as you stay curious, you can learn from anyone—even someone who you previously thought you couldn’t learn anything from

4:29 – Due to the rise of AI and other emerging technology, manufacturing could be in for some big and unique changes, and we need to prepare for that

5:40 – If you don’t know what didn’t work in the past, it’s harder to prepare for the future

5:45 – Work with people to find solutions, instead of just telling them what to do

6:13 – If someone is consistently told what to do, they can click off the part of their brain that focuses on understanding and problem-solving

6:58 – By staying curious, we can better work with others to find creative, productive outcomes

7:21 – Ask how you can invest in others

9:23 – If people feel like you believe in them, they’re more likely to rise to the occasion

10:18 – To ask questions that foster creativity and collaboration, consider your audience – are you talking to your peers at a leadership level, or someone a few levels below you?

11:14 – Be open to new and different perspectives

12:59 – Look back at your last 30 days. How have you tackled problems? What can you do differently in the next 30 days?

13:56 – When talking to others or setting meetings, consider the time of day. For example, some people may be at their best in the mornings when they’re feeling fresh and energized

20:55 – Believe in the power of collective idea generation

21:53 – By building stronger relationships, you can build more trust and engagement levels will increase

Connect with Michael Neuendorff:

Website for executive coaching

Website for executive coach training

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